While we're on the subject of meta-ethics...

byCronoDAS10y17th Apr 20094 comments


The best theory of morality I've ever found is the one invented by Alonzo Fyfe, which he chose to call "desire utilitarianism."

This short e-book (warning: pdf), written by a commenter on Alonzo's blog, describes the theory very well. He also wrote a FAQ.

One great advantage of this theory is that what it describes actually exists even if you prefer to use the word "morality" to mean something else.  Even a community of paperclip maximizers may find something in it to be relevant, amazingly enough.